By using a wired main desk phone and up to 4 cordless handsets the Bigtel 480 can answer all your communication requirements for the entire home. The main phone is easy to use and apart from clear loud speech it has well spaced buttons for the dial pad and all functions. You can listen to your messages from any phone and have the privacy of the handset or hear them via the speakerphone for conveniance.The Amplicom BigTel 480 Combo Telephone has a fully integrated loud answering machine which can record up to 11 minutes of messages. You may record your own messages or use the generic one supplied pre recorded.The large buttons on the BigTel 480 allows visually impaired people to dial numbers with ease. The extra loud ringer and call volume makes this telephone set perfect for anyone who is hard of hearing or uses a hearing aid, the loud ringer is backed up by a flashing light when a call is received.The BigTel 480 desk phone and cordless handsets both feature fast dial memory buttons 3 on the desk phone and 2 on the cordless handset.